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Birmingham Revealed: Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois

February 22, 2018 in Birmingham , AL

5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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Vulcan Park and Museum’s Birmingham Revealed cultural series will return during Black History Month on February 22, 2018. The latest commissioned performance by Vulcan Park and Museum will highlight the lives of two early Civil Rights activists, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois. Washington was the founder and president of Tuskegee Institute and the principle author of the Atlanta Compromise. Dubois was an outspoken leader of the Niagara movement, the predecessor of the NAACP which opposed the Atlanta Compromise. These two early civil rights pioneers shared a common goal, but varied on how equality should be achieved. This two-man play will compare the differences in philosophy between these two historical figures as well as how they came to respect each other. This play will also provide an opportunity for individuals to realize that the civil rights movement was well underway prior to the turn of the 20th century.